/ (ˈsleɪtɪ) /

adjectiveslatier or slatiest
  1. Irish informal slightly mad; crazy

Words Nearby slatey

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How to use slatey in a sentence

  • It's a roughish crossing at slatey Bar,' and he pointed towards the river, which we could plainly hear rushing over a rocky bed.

    Robbery Under Arms | Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • And all the time those slatey ledges of water kept languidly lifting themselves and suddenly dropping, as if they were alive.

  • The poet's tomb was disappointing in its unlovely simplicity, its stern, slatey hue.

    Phantom Fortune, A Novel | M. E. Braddon
  • Here is a stratum of coffee-coloured slatey substance in layers like those of the Wianamatta shale.

    The Jenolan Caves | Samuel Cook
  • After a late fall of snow he beheld it wrapped in ermine, standing above mud-coloured water, against a light slatey sky.

    His Masterpiece | Emile Zola